\ ˈswe-tē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
sweatier; sweatiest

Definition of sweaty

1 : causing sweat a sweaty day sweaty work
2 : wet or stained with or smelling of sweat sweaty socks

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Other Words from sweaty

sweatily \ ˈswe-​tə-​lē How to pronounce sweatily (audio) \ adverb
sweatiness \ ˈswe-​tē-​nəs How to pronounce sweatiness (audio) \ noun

Examples of sweaty in a Sentence

a hot and sweaty afternoon We were hot and sweaty after playing basketball. My clothes are all sweaty from my workout.
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Recent Examples on the Web The 70-denier high tenacity nylon taffeta is very breathable, so no more sweaty backs after an afternoon snooze. T. Edward Nickens, Field & Stream, "The Backcountry Hunting and Fishing Gifts Guide," 24 Nov. 2020 There are no sweaty post-workout hugs and no high fives. Mallory Hughes, CNN, "A gym trainer exposed 50 athletes to Covid-19, but no one else got sick because of a ventilation redesign," 19 Nov. 2020 Tom's sweaty high-tension mood swings proved a sharp contrast with Kiko's good-vibes-only approach; freakily, Tom's approach also seems to be way more successful. Darren Franich, EW.com, "The politics of Below Deck," 12 Oct. 2020 One of the best parts of going to the gym are the endless supplies of thin but durable white hand towels for a quick brow wipe or to swab down a sweaty elliptical machine handle. Popular Science, "The best hand towels for bathrooms, kitchens, and home gyms," 14 Aug. 2020 Junior drum major Aida Ewnetou admitted to missing the band physically being together — even during the sweaty practices in 100-degree weather. Sharon Grigsby, Dallas News, "Powered by online shows, a geeky director and a car battery, Berkner’s Mighty Ram Band plays on in RichardsonThis article has comments enabled.," 28 Aug. 2020 Ring Doorbell camera video placed Moncrief at the home and his DNA was found on sweaty handprints left on a TV inside. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, "Texas man faces capital murder charge after cancer researcher slain on morning jog," 18 Aug. 2020 Its shuffle mode is perfect to keep you motivated during a swim or a very sweaty workout. Popular Science, "The top MP3 players for all your music," 7 Aug. 2020 Eyeliner especially has a penchant to crease, smear, and smudge because — even though no one ever talks about it — eyelids are sweaty little bastards. Sable Yong, Allure, "The 17 Best Waterproof Eyeliners, According to Makeup Artists," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of sweaty

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Nov 2020

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“Sweaty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweaty. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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How to pronounce sweaty (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sweaty

: causing you to sweat
: wet with sweat


\ ˈswe-tē How to pronounce sweaty (audio) \
sweatier; sweatiest

Kids Definition of sweaty

: wet with, stained by, or smelling of sweat

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